Lower fertility rates and aging populations have become worldwide concerns, but the G7 nations have stood out for their lower birth rates and graying populations.
About one-third of adults under age 30 have student loan debt. In 2016, the amount students owed varied widely, especially by degree attained.
Compared with 10 years ago, American teens are devoting more of their time in the summer to educational activities and less time to leisure.
The U.S. teen birth rate is at a record low, dropping below 18 births per 1,000 girls and women ages 15 to 19 in 2018. What’s behind the recent trends?
The most common age among whites in U.S. is 58 – more than double that of racial and ethnic minorities
The most common age was 11 for Hispanics, 27 for blacks and 29 for Asians as of last July. Multiracial Americans were by far the youngest racial or ethnic group.
The majority of Baby Boomers are still in the labor force: In 2018, 53% of adults ages 54 to 72 were still working or looking for work.
Most Americans think sending astronauts to Mars or the moon should be a lower priority for NASA – or say it should not be done at all.
Depression is rising among American teenagers, and teen girls are particularly likely to have had recent depressive episodes.
Alone time for older Americans amounts to about seven hours a day. Time spent alone rises to over 10 hours a day among those living on their own.
Those 60 and older now spend more than half of their daily leisure time, four hours and 16 minutes, in front of screens.